- Year: 1955
- Make: Airstream
- Model: Flying Cloud
- Length: N/A
- Condition: Excellent
- Country: United States
- State or Province: Montana
- City: Lakeside
- Zip/Postal Code: 59931
- Type of Sale: Private Seller (Individual)
- Listed: April 2, 2018 7:05 pm
- Expires: This ad has expired
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- Listed by: tin_skin
- Member Since: October 24, 2010
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This “Whale Tail” is a completely updated and modernized 1955 Flying Cloud Custom. This trailer has all of the conveniences of a new Airstream with the charm of a Vintage model. It is a “shell-off” reconstruction which started as a 22 foot “Wide-Body” Airstream. It was stretched 3 feet (to 25 feet) in order to incorporate a second axle, separate shower and toilet, and twin beds. (In 1955-1956 the California Airstream Plant built a limited number of trailers 6 inches wider than the standard Airstreams of that period.)
Summary of Key Features:
Complete Shell- off reconstruction
Completely new frame built of 2”x 4” heavy gauge tubular steel (11 gauge steel thickness)
New twin Dexter 3000 lb axles
Sub-floor constructed of 3/4 inch marine grade plywood
Original interior and exterior aluminum end caps
New exterior aluminum skin of Aircraft grade 2024 T3 Alclad
New interior aluminum skin of 5052 H32 aluminum
Complete polish of exterior aluminum skin
New insulation throughout – ½ inch polystyrene insulation sandwiched between two ¼ inch aluminum foil backed Prodex
Two 100 watt solar panels mounted on roof
LED lighting throughout interior
All new kitchen appliances
All new electrical systems, fixtures and accessories
All new plumbing systems, fixtures and accessories
Generous storage spaces
The interior layout includes rear twin beds, water closet, separate stainless steel shower, clothes closet, kitchen, and front “U” dinette seating. Rich walnut wood used for all walls, cabinets and lockers. Marmoleum flooring installed before any cabinets were placed. Interior aluminum skin painted using high grade oil base acrylic enamel. Front and rear aluminum interior end caps stripped of paint and polished to a high mirror finish. Major appliances and equipment listed below:
High capacity Dometic Penguin Air conditioner with remote control
Atwood 6 gal. DSI gas, 110 Volt combination water heater.
Front and rear Fan-Tastic fans.
Dometic 7CF, 2-way refrigerator with separate freezer compartment.
Atwood high output 3 burner range with stainless steel cover.
Baraldi SS, 12 volt range hood.
Smev covered sink and faucet.
Olympic Wave 6 catalytic heater.
Samsung 14 inch digital TV
Jack amplified antenna.
All new wiring. Minimum #12 wire gauge used for 110 volt and 12 volt systems. Major electrical equipment listed below:
Furrion 30 Amp Inlet
Progressive dynamics 4060; 60 Amp Converter plus AC/DC Distribution Panel.
Two – Exide MC31 AGM batteries.
Two – 100 watt solar panels mounted on roof.
AM Solar MPPT solar controller and monitor.
Used all LEDs for interior lighting.
3-way switch for interior ceiling lights.
LEDs for exterior running and brake lights.
Sealevel Holding Tank Monitor system.
Ceramic toilet and sink in wash closet.
29 gallon gray tank, 29 gallon black tank and 22 gallon fresh water tank.
½ inch PEX piping with brass fittings for all water lines.
Shutoff valves for all water connections
Electric operated valve for filling fresh water tank from shore connection.
Exterior Airstream SS shower.
SS exhaust vent
SS water heater door
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